Ukraine

Categories Score

The full bar chart stands for 100%, and is filled by the country category score. The colour display uses the traffic light palette, with Green representing a score closer to 100% and Red a score closer to 0%.

Each pie charts stands for a category and is divided in slices by criteria. When a country complies with a criteria – fully or in some regions – the slice is coloured.

Keep in mind the criteria have different weighting factor within a category; for example, the criteria Prohibition of medical intervention without informed consent (intersex) stands for half (2.5%) of the INTERSEX BODILY INTEGRITY category weighting factor (5%). Meaning that even if a country can only comply with this specific criteria whitin the category (1/4 total criteria) the category scores 50%.

More information on the categories and criteria weighting factors here.

ASYLUM

This category looks into laws that expressly include SOGISC as a qualification criteria for seeking asylum. We also take into account other legislation, policies, instruction or positive measures by state actors that are related to asylum addressing the needs and rights of LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees.

Civil Society Space

This category is about laws, policies and practices that allow for full exercise of freedom of assembly, association and expression for LGBTI people.

Intersex Bodily Integrity

The criteria under this category covers prohibition of any kind of surgical or medical intervention on an intersex minor before child is able to give informed consent. We additionally take into account if this prohibition is universal to all persons, establishes a monitoring mechanism and provides access to justice for victims and reparations.

Legal Gender Recognition

The category looks at laws and policies that ensure legal gender recognition for trans, non-binary and intersex people and the requirements and preconditions to access these procedures.

Hate Crime & Hate Speech

We look into laws that include sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the hate crime and hate speech legislation as an aggravating factor. The category also takes into account the recurrent and continuing policies tackling hatred.

Equality & Non Discrimination

This category looks into effective anti-discrimination legislation that explicitly includes sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics. We also take into consideration laws and policies banning conversion practices and allowing LGBTI people to donate blood. In addition to legislation, we look into effectively working equality bodies and well-implemented action plans.

Family

This category looks into recognition and protection of LGBTI people’s family rights with consideration of laws on marriage equality, registered partnership, adoption, medically assisted insemination, and trans parenthood.

Criteria Compliance Ratio

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n/a = not applicable, meaning the criteria didn’t exist in the previous Rainbow Map edition (PROGRESSION column)

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RECOMMENDATIONS

In order to improve the legal and policy situation of LGBTI people in Ukraine, ILGA-Europe recommend:

  • Adopting legal measures to ensure registered partnerships for same-sex couples. 
  • Adopting hate crime laws that explicitly cover all bias-motivated crimes based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics.
  • Depathologisation of trans identities.
  • Increasing resources available to aid LGBTI people who suffered because of the war.

Annual Review of Ukraine

In our Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of LGBTI People in Europe and Central Asia, we examine the advances made and provide concrete examples of on-the-ground situations at national level country-by-country in the 12 months from January to December 2023.

Read our Annual Review of Ukraine below for more details and stories behind the Rainbow Map. You can also download the Annual Review chapter (.pdf) covering Ukraine.

The full Annual Review for 2024 is available here.

Country Score Evolution

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See also

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EU Enlargement Review 2024

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Giving hope comes with responsibility to us, say activists from new EU enlargement countries

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EU Enlargement Review 2023

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Article

Four questions to ask yourself before launching a crisis fundraising campaign

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Statement of Solidarity with the LGBTQI Community in Ukraine on the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion

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How we’re supporting LGBTI activists and organisations one year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Article

Activists on Accession to the EU

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The Frontline: LGBTI Equality and Accession to The EU

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Why our Equality Fundraiser was an essential moment of queer solidarity

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Report

Briefing Note: Securing access to border crossings for vulnerable LGBTI people in the context of the war in Ukraine

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Article

The United Nations has identified LGBTI people as a group specifically affected by the war in Ukraine

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Joint committment to LGBTI people in and fleeing Ukraine

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Report

Integrating LGBTI inclusive Gender Based Violence risk prevention, reduction and mitigation in the context of war in Ukraine

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Article

Keeping LGBTI people safe as the war in Ukraine continues

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Article

IDAHOBIT 2022: Rights of LGBTQI+ people in and from Ukraine

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#LesbianVisibilityWeek: The situation for lesbian women in and from Ukraine

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Article

#UkraineLGBTI Update: LGBTI shelters need urgent support, medication continues to be a major issue and more

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Report

Briefing Note: Ukraine war: Temporary protection and LGBTI people in EU member states

Read in ILGA Europe's website
Report

Briefing Document: Ukraine war – Medications needed by trans and intersex people

Read in ILGA Europe's website
Report

Contacts if you are an LGBTI person fleeing Ukraine

Read in ILGA Europe's website
Article

Trans Day of Visibility 2022: Here’s what you absolutely should know about trans communities from Ukraine

Read in ILGA Europe's website
Article

‘#UkraineLGBTI: Information, Action, Direction

Read in ILGA Europe's website
Report

Five easy things humanitarian aid actors should do to ensure LGBTI refugees of war are not left behind

Read in ILGA Europe's website
Media

The frontline: LGBTI People and the War in Ukraine

Read in ILGA Europe's website
Report

Briefing Document: Ukraine war – LGBTI People in the context of armed conflict and mass displacement

Read in ILGA Europe's website
Article

A Marathon, not a sprint: how we’re responding to the invasion of Ukraine

Read in ILGA Europe's website
Article

Support for LGBTI People in Ukraine

Read in ILGA Europe's website
Report

Enlargement Reviews – ILGA-Europe’s submissions to Progress Reports of the European Commission

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Media

Rainbow Family Rights in Europe – Part 4: At a Crossroads in Ukraine

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Article

“It feels as if we’re trapped with our abusers.” Ukrainian activist Anna Sharyhina tells the story of unhindered anti-LGBTI abuse in Kharkiv

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Article

Odesa Pride attacked by Ukrainian nationalist group ‘Tradition and Order’

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Report

P. v. Ukraine

Read in ILGA Europe's website